Hi everyone Admin. Shelly here!
I have been couponing for just over a year. I have watched the Extreme Couponing show and seen the stock piles and stock piles .
That is NOT me, and that is NOT how I care to coupon. I do NOT coupon to get my total to absolute zero, and I hope that no one feels like they have to either in order to be successful at couponing. I am a 50%-60% saver with coupons and will always be!
I used to feel in order to “fit in” to the coupon world, I had to save over 85%, THAT IS SO NOT HAPPENING. Every week I still need: 2 gallons of chocolate milk , 1 gallon of vitamin D milk and 1 gallon of 2% milk. There are never coupons for milk (in my area) so if its on sale…GREAT, if not, I pay full price.
I started couponing after I had my second child. I was tired of spending over $200 a week on groceries. I wanted to save money to help out my family. I did not need a stockpile of 100 toothpastes or 300 cans of soup, We just don’t have the room for all of that AND my husband told me if come home with 100 tubes of toothpaste he would send me to my mother’s (LOL).
What I do stock up on, is fruit boxes, cereal, and juice boxes. We use these very quickly and they wont sit in my cupboard for more than a month.
The big question is “What if I don’t have a coupon”???? You know what? I still buy the product if I need it. 🙂 My husband loves the fact that I save money, but he still has HIS products he loves and won’t sacrifice. The money that I save from couponing, following sales, and shopping in sale cycles allows me to buy his favorite shampoo, even when its not on sale. 🙂
I felt the need to write this to help any fans out there who THINK they are not GOOD couponers just because they still have to spend money on food or necessities 🙂 WE ALL Coupon differently, IF YOU ARE SAVING MONEY, Even if it is 25%, THAT IS STILL GOOD!
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